August 27, 2021
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Get Your Tickets to SKIP THE LINE
Situated in the heart of Doral, SKIP THE LINE will showcase Miami’s top chefs, ranging from critically acclaimed titans of industry to Food and Wine Fest award winners to the city’s hippest emerging chefs.
Taking on the age-old “ All you can eat and drink ” concept, SKIP THE LINE will be an open forum that invites guests to freely grab prepared samplings from every chef, while sipping on delicious local craft beer to their heart’s content. Expect bites from Boia De, Ariete, Masa Craft, Taquiza, Ted’s Burgers, Peacock Ramen and more.
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Los Felix to Open in Coconut Grove
Grassfed Culture Hospitality’s newest restaurant concept, Los Felix a modern, neighborhood Mexican-style eatery is coming to Miami’s Coconut Grove this Fall. Fueled by a drive for warm hospitality and a passion for gastronomy, restaurateurs Josh Hackler, Pili Restrepo, and Chef Sebastián Vargas – whose culinary resume boasts Michelin-starred restaurants Osteria Francescana, Eleven Madison Park and Fäviken Magasinet – founded Grassfed Culture Hospitality in 2020 to restore and nourish the communities they operate in.
Their newest restaurant concept, Los Felix, is an open love letter to the fine and nearly extinct traditions that make up authentic Mexican cuisine. Focused on crafting traditional Mexican fare, using the finest heirloom corn and Milpa farming techniques – a time-honored ancestral tradition of cultivating land with heart awareness – Los Felix blends culture with flavor to craft the ultimate Mexican-styled eatery.
With corn as the foundation of Los Felix, the menu will feature homemade Mexican tacos and quesadillas, hand-crafted on the restaurant’s molino – a traditional Mexican tortilla mill – tamales, aguas frescas and a mix of seasonal dishes paired with natural wines and craft beers.
The name of the restaurant, Los Felix, was inspired by Mexican film actress María Félix and pays homage to the legacy she left on Mexico, Latin America and Europe. The name also honors the hard-working women who have evolved Mexican cuisine through the generations.
Los Felix will also house a natural wine bar with an extensive by the glass and bottle program, led by wine expert and CEO of Grassfed Culture Josh Hackler, featuring interesting orange and amber wines, chilled reds and unique sparkling wines from small family producers from South America, Mexico, Europe and California. Los Felix will host multiple programming each week including Miami’s first weekly Vinyl DJ music program with an analog sound system every Friday and Saturday, a late-night menu and more.
CH’I Launches Weekend Brunch
The high-energy hotspot located in Brickell City Centre is launching a new weekend brunch (available Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM-4PM.
The Chino-Latino menu by Executive Chef Rafael Perez Cambana features Avocado Toast with poached eggs, sweet and sour sauce, multigrain toast, avocado spread, cotija cheese, pickled vegetables, and greens, served with hash brown potatoes; CH’I Fried Chicken and Waffles – Belgian waffles, ginger maple syrup, spicy honey sauce, and sunny side eggs; and Chinese BBQ Pork Belly Sesame Balls – sourdough bread stuffed with pork.
Other soon-to-be favorites include Peanut Crusted French Toast – ginger infused maple syrup, brioche bread, orange, and whipped cream; and Braised Beef and Quinoa Pancake – braised short ribs, quinoa pancake, avocado mouse, and fried egg. New specialty cocktails include the Picantini – vodka, cucumber, fresh lemon and spicy Thai syrup garnished with cucumber strips; and the Fancy Nancy with vodka, lychee liquor, passion fruit, orange, pineapple, prosecco and garnished with mint.
Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri
Happy Hour Brunch Cocktails at PB Sushi
This Sunday only, all Brunch Cocktails at Pubbelly Sushi will be available at happy hour prices: just $12 each! From sweet (think: Drunken Cafe Con Leche made with nigori sake, espresso, steamed milk and chocolate drizzle; regularly $14) to savory (think: our Lucky Shishito made with sake, yuzu and charred shishito pepper syrup; regularly $16), these brunchtime libations showcase the signature innovative fusion of Latin and Asian flavors that you have come to know and love about Pubbelly.
The Backyard Opens at The Doral Yard
The Backyard is now open at The Doral Yard in Downtown Doral! The Doral Yard, a community gathering concept created by Della Heiman Goldkind of Yard Hospitality and Joseph Furst, founder of Place Projects, welcomes locals and visitors alike to this outdoor addition to The Doral Yard’s existing indoor food hall and events space, which opened in October 2020.
Housing a large live outdoor music stage with covered turf, an ample bar and self-serve seating, The Backyard offers Miamians a new live music venue with weekly events the entire family can enjoy. Catch live performances by local talent playing everything from Cuban son montuno and bolero son to jazz, soul and R&B, every weekend from Thursday through Saturday evenings and DJs on Sundays.
Upcoming music events include Cortadito playing traditional Cuban tunes on Fri., 8/27 at 8 p.m. and singer songwriter, Yoli Mayor on Sat., 8/28 at 8 p.m., to name a few. Sundays are often reserved for DJs spinning beats to wind down the weekend. Visit www.thedoralyard.com/events for a full line up of events.
The Backyard also offers semi-private event spaces, a garden by Little River Cooperative and is also home to existing The Doral Yard sweets culinary vendor, Santo Dulce! Churros. A large screen for showing movies and sporting events as well as a private event space is coming soon, too.
And this is just the beginning–three more amazing food offerings will join the Backyard in October: The final stage of The Backyard, opening this fall, brings Barbakoa by Finka, the full service restaurant by Chef Eileen Andrade of Finka Table & Tap, featuring a fusion menu revolving around coal-fired fresh ingredients, along with Pokekai, creators of customizable Hawaiian poké bowls. Paletas Morelia will also set up a bigger, better kiosk in The Backyard.